Nomadland teaser for new film from Eternals’ director Chloe Zhao
Ahead of its world premiere at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival, Searchlight Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for director Chloe Zhao’s forthcoming drama film Nomadland, featuring our first look at Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand’s leading character. Zhao’s third indie film will have its theatrical release on December 4, 2020. Check out the video in the player below!
Based on Jessica Bruder’s 2017 non-fiction book of the same name, the story centers on Fern (McDormand), a woman who, after the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.
Alongside McDormand, Nomadland will feature appearances from real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West, while also co-starring Oscar nominee David Strathairn (Nightmare Alley).
Nomadland is written and directed by Chloe Zhao (The Rider, Eternals), who also edited the film herself. McDormand produces the film alongside Zhao, Peter Spears (Call Me By Your Name), Mollye Asher (The Rider), and Dan Janvey (Beasts of the Southern Wild).
The film will make its world premiere with simultaneous screenings on September 11 at the 77th Venice International Film Festival and the 45th Toronto International Film Festival, both of which will feature virtual introductions by producer, writer, editor and director Zhao and producer/star McDormand. With Telluride having cancelled its 47th edition due to the global pandemic, it will host a special “Telluride from Los Angeles” drive-in screening later that evening with in-person appearances from the duo.